Stephen F. Austin State University

Human Services, B.S.

Human Services, B.S.

This degree will facilitate the development of leadership skills and teach students how to effectively interact with clients in fields related to human services in the following areas: interview skills, administration, social advocacy, child development, substance abuse, planning and organization and report writing.

1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

Three hours from:
ENG 131 - Rhetoric and Composition Credit(s): 3
or
ENG 133H - Honors Composition: Analysis, Argument and Research Credit(s): 3

Three hours from:
COM 111 - Public Speaking Credit(s): 3

B. Mathematics Three hours from:

MTH 110 - Math in Society Credit(s): 3
MTH 127 - Introduction to Foundations of Mathematics I Credit(s): 3
MTH 138 - College Algebra Credit(s): 3
MTH 143 - Finite Mathematics Credit(s): 3
MTH 220 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics Credit(s): 3
MTH 233 - Calculus I Credit(s): 3 (This course has a required lab component. Lab hours will not be used in University Core. These will apply elsewhere in the degree. )

C. Life and Physical Sciences Six hours from:

Each course below has a required lab component. Lab hours will not be counted in the University Core. These will apply elsewhere in the degree.

AST 105 - Classical and Modern Astronomy Credit(s): 3
BIO 121 - Concepts of Biology Credit(s): 3
BIO 123 - Human Biology Credit(s): 3
BIO 125 - Principles of Ecology and Evolution Credit(s): 3
BIO 131 - Principles of Botany Credit(s): 3
BIO 133 - Principles of Zoology Credit(s): 3
BIO 225 - Local Flora/Fauna Credit(s): 3
BIO 238 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credit(s): 3
CHE 101 - Conceptual Chemistry Credit(s): 3
CHE 111 - Intro to Chemistry I Credit(s): 3
CHE 133 - General Chemistry I Credit(s): 3
CHE 134 - General Chemistry II Credit(s): 3
ENV 110 - Introduction to Environmental Science Credit(s): 3
GOL 101 - Fundamentals of Earth Science Credit(s):3
GOL 131 - Introductory Geology Credit(s): 3
GOL 132 - The Earth Through Time Credit(s): 3
PHY 101 - General Physics I Credit(s): 3
PHY 102 - General Physics II Credit(s): 3
PHY 110 - Fundamentals of Electronics Credit(s): 3
PHY 131 - Mechanics and Heat Credit(s): 3
PHY 132 - Electricity, Sound and Light Credit(s): 3
PHY 241 - Technical Physics I Credit(s): 3
PHY 242 - Technical Physics II Credit(s): 3

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

Three hours from:
ENG 200 - Introduction to Literature Credit(s): 3
ENG 209 - Introduction to Mythology Credit(s): 3
ENG 211 - World Literature to 1650 Credit(s): 3
ENG 212 - World Literature from 1650 Credit(s): 3
ENG 221 - British Literature to 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 222 - British Literature from 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 229 - American Literature to 1865 Credit(s): 3
ENG 230 - American Literature from 1865 Credit(s):3
ENG 233H - Literary Genres Credit(s): 3
HIS 151 - Western Civilization to 1500 Credit(s): 3
HIS 152 - Western Civilization Since 1500 Credit(s):3
PHI 153 - Introduction to Philosophy Credit(s): 3
PHI 223 - Introduction to Ethics Credit(s): 3

E. Creative Arts

Three hours from:
ART 280 - Art Appreciation Credit(s): 3
ART 281 - Art History Survey I Credit(s): 3
ART 282 - Art History Survey II Credit(s): 3
DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation Credit(s): 3
MHL 245 - Intro to Music Literature Credit(s): 3
MUS 140 - Music Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 161 - Theatre Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 163 - Film and Culture Credit(s): 3

F. American History

Six hours from:
HIS 133 - U.S. History Survey, 1000-1877 Credit(s): 3
HIS 134 - U.S. History Survey, 1877-PresentCredit(s): 3

G. Government/Political Science

Six hours from:
PSC 141 - Introduction to American Government: Theory and Politics Credit(s): 3
PSC 142 - Introduction to American Government: Structure and Functions Credit(s): 3

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

Three hours from:
ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology Credit(s): 3
ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credit(s):3
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics Credit(s): 3
GEO 131 - World Regional Geography Credit(s): 3
PSY 133 - General Psychology Credit(s): 3
SOC 137 - Introduction to Sociology Credit(s): 3

I. Component Area Option

Three hours from:
ENG 132 - Research and Argument Credit(s): 3

Three hours from:
FRE 131 - Elementary French Credit(s): 3
FRE 132 - Elementary French Credit(s): 3
GER 131 - Elementary German I Credit(s): 3
GER 132 - Elementary German II Credit(s): 3
BCM 247 - Business Communication Credit(s): 3
POR 131 - Elementary Portuguese I Credit(s): 3
POR 132 - Elementary Portuguese II Credit(s): 3
ENG 273 - Technical and Scientific Writing Credit(s):3
SPA 131 - Elementary Spanish I Credit(s): 3
SPA 132 - Elementary Spanish II Credit(s): 3
SPH 172 - Beginning American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language Credit(s): 3

2. Program Courses

Required Courses

EPS 380 - Educational Psychology Credit(s): 3
EPS 485 - Human Growth and Development Credit(s):3
RHB 220 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Services Credit(s): 3
RHB 222 - Introduction to Alcohol and Other Dependency Credit(s): 3
RHB 381 - Interviewing and Helping Skills Credit(s): 3
RHB 407 - Vocational Evaluation/Job Placement Credit(s): 3
RHB 495 - Internship I Credit(s): 3
SPE 120 - Introduction to Human Services Credit(s): 3
SPE 439 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis Credit(s): 3
SPE 463 - Consulting with Parents and Professionals Credit(s): 3
SPH 172 - Beginning American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
SWK 333 - Generalist Social Work with Small Groups Credit(s): 3

Professional Applied Skills

Fifteen hours from:
RHB 325 - Programs and Services for the Visually Impaired Credit(s): 3
RHB 490 - Rehabilitation of persons with Severe Disabilities Credit(s): 3
SPE 434 - Functional Living Skills Credit(s): 3
SPE 438 - Instruction for Persons with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
SPE 463 - Consulting with Parents and Professionals Credit(s): 3
SPE 465 - Educational Programming for Students with Autism Credit(s): 3
SPE 466 - Assistive Technology Credit(s): 3 Management Six hours from:
MGT 370 - Management Principles Credit(s): 3
MGT 373 - Human Resource Management Credit(s): 3
MGT 377 - Organizational Behavior Credit(s): 3
MGT 379 - Employee and Labor Relations Credit(s): 3
MGT 385 - Organizational Leadership Credit(s): 3
MGT 461 - Supervisory Management Credit(s): 3

Human Development

Nine hours from:
RHB 383 - Psycho-Social Aspects of Disability Credit(s): 3
SPE 329 - Survey of Exceptionalities Credit(s): 3
SPE 432 - Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children Credit(s): 3
SPE 460 - Children with Behavioral Disorders Credit(s):3

Social Systems Service

Three hours from:
SWK 210 - Introduction to Social Welfare Credit(s): 3
SWK 215 - Introduction to Social Work Credit(s): 3
SWK 225 - Human Behavior and Social Environment I Credit(s): 3

Diversity/Special Populations

Three hours as approved by advisor:
SWK 425 - Multicultural Social Work Credit(s): 3

Clinical Rotation/Undergraduate Thesis

Capstone Portfolio
HSR 498 - Human Services Clinical Rotation Credit(s):3-6 (six hours)
HSR 499 - Human Services Undergraduate Thesis Credit(s): 1-3 (three hours)

3. Hours needed to total 120

To be discussed with advisor.